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Tesoro Excalibur SE Spectrum Mechanical Keyboard Review

By Chad Sebring from Apr 10, 2017 @ 19:40 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Tesoro

Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation




The box containing the Tesoro Excalibur SE Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is flat black and uses purple to highlight various things. The pair of strips angled across the box draw your eyes to the image of the keyboard in the middle, and more purple then moves you to the four features and the sticker explaining the new switches used.





The Tesoro name and logo is at the other end of this panel, but we have found features, site addresses, a mention of the US layout, and that we have the blue equivalent switches in this design, which means these optical switches are clicky.




At this smaller end of the box, we do not find much, but again a bit of purple makes your eyes move to the right. It is there in which we run into the system requirements and the package contents.




The company name, logo, and product description is the same as what we did not show on the other longer panel, but this time the information to follow is different. Covering this list in many languages down the rest of the panel, we see Tesoro wanted to mention things like optical switches, anti-ghosting, hot swappable key switches, RGB backlighting, 6-key and NKRO support, and a driverless setup.




The last of the thin panels is a place for Tesoro to show off logos for various things like compliances, recycle ability, and that this product should be disposed of properly to name a few, along with a bit of legal information in the fine print to the right.




On the back of the box, right out of the gate we are shown the switches used. Below that you will find a list of features that these switches bring. The majority of the panel is used to display the keyboard, while they point out various key groups and what they are used for.




Upon opening the box, we see the Excalibur SE Spectrum on full display, surrounded in a clear plastic bag for protection. The cable is secured at the back, under the cardboard, but you will find literature and a keycap puller under the keyboard.




Under the keyboard, we found the quick start guide which shows us how to connect the Excalibur SE Spectrum and start using it as soon as possible. Tesoro includes a sticker which is the cheat sheet for the keyboard shortcuts. This can be set on the desk as it is, or you could also stick it anywhere that is convenient, or on the bottom of the keyboard so that they are with you everywhere you go.


Tesoro also includes a metal keycap puller. This is a puller that can easily be expanded over a keycap, and due to its springy nature, will lock under the keycap and allow them to be removed easily.

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